“Exercise is not a thing we do to fix a problem - it is a thing we must do anyway, a thing without which there will always be problems….”
- Mark Rippetoe
I’ve talked about sarcopenia before and the importance of not just exercising but strength training (i.e. weightlifting) as an active defense against it. I personally want to be able to run, jump, sit, and stand for the rest of my days without assistance. Don’t you?
This is not about skinny. This is not about vanity. This is about life.
(for those of you, like me, who didn’t know what sarcopenia is, it’s the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass)
every woman on tumblr should have this on their dash
And every man
Look how nobody’s yelling or arguing or making things into a competition. Look how this is to straight up educate people through a different perspective. Look how effective that makes the message.
"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.
this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript